The Panel Van has up to a 2.4-tonne payload, the Chassis Cab an impressive 2.9 tonnes. Serious capability, for a thriving business. Ford commercial vehicles are built to move all kinds of cargo, and our latest Transit variant is designed to be adaptable and hard-working.
We’ve enhanced the product to meet the most demanding of conditions such as uprated brakes and tougher axles. That means it’s not just an even stronger version of the standard Transit van, but also the ideal basis for a bespoke conversion to support specialist customers such as the emergency services or construction and transport industries.
The new 5T GVM (payload of up to 2457kg in the van*) is offered in two body styles, two cab sizes, three wheelbases and four overall lengths. Customers can work with converters from our network of over 160 Qualified Vehicle Modifiers in 13 countries to design and build anything from simple shelving inside their van to a complete luxury bus conversion.
All 5.0-tonne Transit variants are rear-wheel drive for optimum traction when fully laden, and fitted with Ford’s HDT powertrain for optimum durability, performance and fuel efficiency. Ford’s 170 PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine produces up to 390 Nm of torque to help moving heavy loads, and is coupled to a smooth-shifting six-speed manual gearbox or Ford’s class-leading 10-speed automatic transmission.
The greater number of gear ratios in the 10-speed automatic means the Transit’s EcoBlue engine can consistently operate more closely to its peak efficiency and deliver a more responsive driving experience. Real-time adaptive shift scheduling allows the transmission to adapt to changing conditions, enabling the optimum gear selection for performance, fuel efficiency or refinement in any driving scenario.
The increased payload of the 5.0-tonne Transit demands uprated mechanicals to deliver extra capability while maintaining ease of maintenance and operation. The chassis features upgraded hub assemblies, wheels and wider 205 mm rear tyres, as well as new uprated brakes on the rear axle, making light work of heavier loads. Panel vans also benefit from reinforced upper body structures and ancillaries to support greater cargo weights.
In addition, 5.0-tonne Transit introduces to Europe for the first time an uprated 3,500 kg rear axle that has already proven its robustness and durability in North American Transit models. If specified with the 10-speed automatic gearbox, a new 2,100 kg front axle is also fitted, which offers an additional 225 kg load capacity over the standard version.
The new 5.0-tonne Transit variant benefits from many of the key interior design, driver assistance and connectivity features introduced to the Transit family in 2019.
Customers can benefit from Ford’s latest SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system, 3 and the Upfitter Interface Module can be specified to provide enhanced capabilities for converted vehicles. This system links converted elements to onboard vehicle data for optimum safety and productivity – for example, by not allowing a tipper body to operate unless the vehicle is parked and with the handbrake on.
Ford’s innovative connectivity features also help operators to plan maintenance and oversee vehicle security, leading to increased uptime. A FordPass Connect 4 modem features as standard, allowing over-the-air software updates to minimise dealer visits and displaying key information such as vehicle location, oil life and tyre pressures through the FordPass Pro app, 5 simplifying vehicle management. For larger fleets, FordPass Connect enables customers to benefit from manufacturer-grade vehicle data when using the Ford Telematics system, facilitating more effective fleet management and optimisation.
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*Gross Payload = Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) less Kerb Mass. GVM = the total permissible all-up weight of a rigid vehicle i.e. with body, payload, ancillaries, fuel, oil, water, drive and crew. Kerb Mass = the weight of the complete vehicle and all equipment including fuel and water but without payload, driver or any crew. All Kerb Masses quoted are subject to manufacturing tolerances and are for models with minimum equipment unless stated otherwise. Higher specification models will have greater Kerb Masses and therefore lower payloads due to increased standard equipment
All quoted load capacity information is based on net payload data that includes an allowance for a 75 kg driver. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and weight distribution.
Don’t drive while distracted. Use voice-operated systems when possible; don’t use handheld devices while driving. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Not all features are compatible with all phones.
Features may require activation.
FordPass Pro App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available via a download. Message and data rates may apply.
Transit 5.0-tonne panel van with 10-speed automatic fuel efficiency from 7.3 l/100 km and CO2 emissions from 193 g/km NEDC (11.6 l/100 km, 305 g/km WLTP).